Verizon LG G Pad

Turns out T-Mobile isn't the only carrier with some tablet data incentives this week, as Verizon has just posted its own promotion for some "free" data. While it doesn't approach T-Mobile's offering of a completely free 200MB for the lifetime of your device, Verizon is giving customers who activate a tablet on one of its "More Everything" plans an additional 1GB of data.

Naturally you'll have to follow a few rules. Based on what Verizon is telling us now, you'll have to sign up for a plan (or presumably add the tablet to an existing plan) with at least 1GB of data to receive the extra 1GB — so no signing up for a 250MB plan on the cheap and getting 1GB free. The promotion will run as long as you keep the tablet "active on the plan," which in many cases means you could just keep paying the $10 access fee to add a tablet to your account and keep the "free" data rolling for some time.

Those are pretty modest restrictions, and it's tough to turn down a free gigabyte of data if you already plan on running your tablet on Verizon or adding it to your existing plan. Verizon has a wide range of tablets available, including the LTE Nexus 7 and LG G Pad 8.3. If you're considering a switch to Verizon, we definitely recommend you check out Verizon's coverage map to ensure that they have coverage where you are.

Source: Verizon (@VZWnews)

 
There are 31 comments

bhatech says:

Thanks tmobile.

Verizon was just sitting on it until someone else pulled the trigger.

ronnypoo says:

or the product managers just had a 4 minute conference quickly after t-mobile announced it

bhatech says:

Could be and most likely :)

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Zig261 says:

I don't care. I just want unlimited back Verizon.
I'm not going to T-Mobile because they don't have the proper coverage I where I am.
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Well unlimited data on Verizon really just isn't going to happen ever again, I think.

+1

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NoNexus says:

Well that's what sprint is for

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

jakeuten says:

because everyone loves 400 kB/s speeds

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zackmack7 says:

Haha! +1

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DWR_31 says:

+1

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ScottJ says:

Copycats.

tx_tuff says:

1 GB goes fast! I use hotspot from my phone third my tablet, and I know I use more data then the regular person but I'm at 45.8 GB data on my phone right now with 11 days left on my cycle. No way I could lose unlimited!

jlczl says:

I'm constantly engulfed in wifi Hotspots so I save the ones I use frequently and I've been able to decrease my data usage dramatically.

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DWR_31 says:

Too much work to save data (money).

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jlczl says:

Hahaha, pretty funny. It is literally a few seconds and screen taps while setting it up and then never again. Work? :-)

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DWR_31 says:

+2

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jlczl says:

This hasn't just started. I got it a little over a week ago when I got the bogo HTC One m8 deal. And btw, it does work if you're on the 250 mb plan. I paid $50 for an LG GPad 8.3 plus got the extra gig per month for a total of 1.25 gb per month.

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We have to go with what Verizon says, and they pretty explicitly say you have to buy a 1GB or higher plan to get the free 1GB. Sure different stores are running things a tad differently.

jlczl says:

Well I ordered it online. Received it. Activated it. Called to verify I got my 1 gb....... Which I did, so now I have 1.25. And they say it's for life too. Maybe I got lucky, I don't know but I'm happy. :-)

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Regardless AC has to report what the Verizon literature tells them. If not people will come back here and complain that they didn't get the deal you did, which is very likely a glitch of some kind given the actual literature specifically says you can't do that.

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Verizon and free in the same sentence??

**Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!**

slinky826 says:

That's like saying Verizon and update in the same sentence..... It just doesn't compute.

Posted from a Kit Kat hungry LG G2.

DWR_31 says:

Verizon share plans = Verizon takes your extra money and you're not smart enough to stop them.

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Lol the shared plans actually save most people with multiple devices Money vs the old Nationwide plans. The exceptions being the people who use obscene amounts of data.

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jlczl says:

This. I have an HTC One (m8), an HTC One (m7) and an LG GPad 8.3 all for $105 per month. Yes I only get 1.25 gb per month but since my daughter and I are always on wifi it works very well. It used to be that these many devices totaled a lot more per month regardless of the amount of data used.

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Caspian#IM says:

I bought two tablets from Verizon and added them both to my Share Everything plan a week before this offer started. I called and asked them to add the 2GB of data to my plan and they said sorry, they can't do it. Once again, the current customers get ignored. Yet another reason I hate Verizon and will learn to live with another carrier's coverage when my phone contracts expire this fall. Shame on me for giving them a chance with these two tablets. Shame on them for their awful treatment of the folks who pay their bills. I talked to a supervisor who "bounced my concern up." Thanks for nothing.

dusoccer10 says:

Did you threaten to return the tablets? Verizon gives you a 14 day return window.

Caspian#IM says:

I am 6 days out of the return window. I am writing a piece for my blog: thedigitaldisciple - dot - net that will express my complete dismay.

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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dagold99 says:

I have a ipad air with verizon and a share everything plan for my phones. Verizon told me I have to pay $35 activation charge to activate my ipad air. Is there a way to avoid that $35 activation charge?

DWR_31 says:

Sell it.
Buy one that is T-Mobile compatible.
Call Verizon customer care and tell them what you just did, while laughing very loudly.
Now tell them how you're looking forward to unlimited data when your contract expires.

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